The Association for Mountain Parks Protection & Enjoyment protecting parks * protecting tourism

AMPPEAMPPE is governed by a  Board of Directors, comprised of representatives from different business sectors in the mountain parks such as hotels, ski areas, and attractions. Directors may also be individuals who demonstrate a vested interest in the parks. A conscious effort is made to have equal representation across mountain parks and business sectors. The Board meets monthly to discuss AMPPE’s policies and directives.

2015 Board of Directors

Chairman Jonathan Welsh - CEO, Discover Banff Tours

Vice-Chairman Yannis Karlos – Co-owner, Balkan Restaurant

Vice-Chairman Mike Day – Owner, Evil Dave’s Grill

Tony Bielec – General Manager, Sawridge Inn

Mark Bohnet – Board Treasurer & Partner, Collins Barrow Chartered Accountants

Crosbie Cotton – Director, National Parks Ski Areas Association

Francisco Gomez – Retired Regional Vice-President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Mark Howe – Owner, Jasper Whitewater Rafting Company

Gordon Lozeman - President & CEO, Banff Caribou Properties Ltd.

Ian Mackie - Retired Owner, Lake Minnewanka Boat Tours

David McKenna - President, Brewster Travel Canada

Norbert Meier - Executive Coach & Management Consultant

Brad Pierce - Board Counsel & Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais

David Roberts - Regional Vice-President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Ralph Sliger – President & CEO, Rockies Heli Tours Canada

Luke Sunderland – Vice-President & COO, The Banff Centre

Ghada Wirth – General Manager, Castle Mountain Chalets  & Councillor, ID9 Municipality

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